Your teeth are extremely strong and can withstand extreme pressure when they are healthy. However, even healthy teeth can be chipped, cracked or broken with enough force. When you have a damaged tooth, it is vital to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent decay, infection or more structural damage. When you need a broken, cracked or chipped tooth repair in Yorba Linda, CA, come see us at Majestic Smile Studio.
While small chips on a tooth usually do not cause pain, they can lead to other problems. The top layer of enamel over the tooth is the hardest layer, meant to protect the softer dentin underneath. A chip in the enamel makes the tooth vulnerable to tooth decay, which can deteriorate the tooth.
Chipped tooth repair can be performed in a quick office visit. Not only can repairing the tooth with a filling or bonding protect the tooth from further disease or damage, but it can also improve its appearance. We have white filling material that can be matched to your tooth color, making the tooth repair almost invisible.
Repairing Cracked and Broken Teeth
When more substantial damage occurs to a tooth, repair is vital. A deep crack in the tooth can lead to bacteria entering the inside of the root canals – this can cause a tooth infection or abscess. The same is true for broken teeth. Depending on the extent of the damage, cracked or broken teeth may need fillings, inlays, onlays or dental crowns to repair the damage and protect the tooth. We offer white dental restorations to repair broken or cracked teeth.
When you or one of your family members have a broken or cracked tooth, do not wait to have it repaired. If not fixed, some damaged teeth can be lost if the roots are affected. Most cracked or broken teeth can be repaired in one visit, protecting the tooth and the oral health of the patient.
If you have a damaged tooth and need it repaired, call us at Majestic Smile Studio. Contact our office in Yorba Linda, CA, to schedule an appointment. If it is a dental emergency, we may be able to see you the same day.